Joseph Turner “Poetics of Landscape”

Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art

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Exhibiting the work of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), one of Britain’s leading masters of landscape paintings. Turner employed skillful techniques to depict nature’s various expressions, such as peaceful countryside landscapes, stormy seas, and towering mountains. By uniquely evoking light and atmosphere, Turner’s landscape paintings influenced many artists including French Impressionist and Meiji-era Japanese painters, who responded with a boom in watercolor painting. This exhibition introduces some 120 of Turner’s watercolor, oil, and print works and focuses on their core and allure in four sections, entitled “Topography,” “Seascapes,” “Landscapes of Antiquity,” and “Mountains.”


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from April 24, 2018 to July 01, 2018
Closed on Mondays, except for Apr. 30 (closed on May 1). Closes at 19:00 on May 9, May 16, and June 26–June 30.


Joseph Turner



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